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Reviews: Foundations

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2011 Foundations & Powder Overview

2009 Foundations Overview

2009 Liquid Foundations Overview

Estee Lauder Double Wear

Shu Uemura Mousse Foundation

Shu Uemura Nobura Cream Foundation

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

Clarins Hydra Luminious Powder Foundation

Chanel CC Cream

Clarins Extra Firming Foundation

Cle de Peau BEAUTE Silky Cream & Concealer

Clé de Peau BEAUTÉ Brightening Base & Powder Foundation

Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation

DiorSnow Base Routine

Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation

Giorgio Armani Face Fabric

Illamasqua Skinbase

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

MUFE Mat Velvet+

MUFE HD Foundation & Powder

Lancome Teint Miracle Liquid Foundation

Lancome Maqui Miracle Compact Foundation

Lancome Mat Miracle 24H Foundation

Lancome UV Shield BB Creme

Lancome Regenerie Eclat Multi Lift CC Cream

Laura Mercier Overview

Maybelline Pure Mineral Liquid Foundation

Maquillage Long Lasting Cream Stick foundation

Maquillage Esscence Rich White Liquid UV foundation

Maquillage Multi Base BB & True Powdery UV foundation

NARS Sheer Glow

NARS Sheer Glow [Revisited]

Rachel K BB Cream

Shiseido Sheer & Perfect Foundation 

Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer 

Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation

Shu Uemura Smooth Fit Liquid Foundation

Shu Uemura Mousse Foundation

Shu Uemura Instant Radiant Base

SUQQU Frame Fix Lasting Pact Foundation

Tom Ford Traceless Liquid Foundation

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream

Dior Capture Totale UV Base 

Bobbi Brown BB Cream

Freshel BB Cream

Laneige Snow BB Cushion

Ettusais Mineral BB Cream

Ettusais Quick Fix Powder

ZA True White Liquid Foundation

 

FAQ & DISCLAIMER

About Me

My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

About this Blog

I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

What Cameras do I use?

Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

My Favourite Makeup Brand(s)

It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

Where to find me

Twitter (link button above!)  Email (stated above!)  Instagram (makeup_blogette)

I have no official Facebook fan page, and currently have no intention to start one at all.  The Makeup Blogette remains my personal hobby and property, so as such, I don't believe in having a Facebook fanpage for it.

Final Disclaimer

I bought/ paid for all of the products mentioned in this blog. I am not affliated to any company. If certain products are sent to me for review purposes, I will say so and express my honest opinions about them. In any case, I will only review and showcase the products which I have personally tried and tested, and enjoy using. I do not get paid to review anything.

No ads, no paid links etc please.  I am in charge of all content and pictures here.

I am not a makeup artist, nor do I have any professional training in makeup.

 

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    Posts for January 9th 2013

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    January 09, 2013

    New Lancome Rénergie CC Multi-Lift SPF 30

    The new instant illuminating Color Corrector RÉNERGIE CC MULTI-LIFT SPF 30 Tinted skincare
    SGD$100 

    Available at all Lancôme counters

    A new approach to illuminating color correction. Lancôme invents a new and modern gesture to immediately and visibly firm, smooth and illuminate skin tone, taking one step closer to the “color of youth”. 

    Young skin is smooth, firm and capable of reflecting light.

    With age, the skin slackens, loses its radiant glow and the complexion develops multiple irregularities, thus reflecting less light.
    Today, Lancôme launches Rénergie CC Multi-Lift, which combines new
    Multi-Tension technology with the science of illumination and color corrector light, inspired by Asian BB creams. 

    The science of “light enhancement”

    Our Research has enabled us to draw 3 conclusions:

    1 WITH AGE, THE SkIN LOSES ITS IDEAL COLOR, REFERRED TO AS THE “COLOR OF YOUTH”

    Our Research teams have drawn up a map charting the evolution of skin color with age (study conducted on 2,900 women in 10 countries). There are four clearly distinguished profiles:
    - Fair skin shows more and more redness

    2 WITH AGE, THE SkIN LOSES ITS EVEN APPEARANCE

    Over time, the skin loses its even appearance, both in terms of its texture - the skin grain becomes less refined and pores are more visible - and its color - pigmentation and vascular irregularities develop.

    3 WITH AGE, THE SKIN REFLECTS LESS LIGHT

    With age, the skin slackens and its color and texture become less homogeneous. It reflects less light, a fact that is supported by in vivo data

    - Hispanic skin loses its even tone
    - Asian skin tends to become yellowish
    - Dark skin becomes dull 

    The cosmetics industry has entered the era of immediately visible results:

    Rénergie CC Multi-Lift, new skincare infused with color corrective technology.

    In response to the dual need for a skin firming and illuminating effect, Lancôme has created Rénergie CC Multi-Lift, its first tinted skin illuminating + correcting care.

    For the very first time, the best of Rénergie expertise is used in association with the action of color corrective technology and mineral pigments to give the skin a visibly younger-looking appearance.

    An Intense Firming And Smoothing Effect

    Introduced at the heart of the Rénergie Multi-Lift formulas, Multi-Tension technology was designed to tighten the skin.

    Light, a new factor to instantly boost

    The Smoothing Effect

    To immediately and visibly even out the skin, leaving it as close to its “natural color” as possible, our Research Laboratories have used a color corrective technology with natural ochres and pigments to provide “barely-there” coverage and natural smoothing ingredients.

    Rénergie CC Multi-Lift comes in two shades, fully in line with the Asian skin profiles determined during our clinical studies, created to restore dull, excessively yellowish skin of its rosy glow. In this way, each complexion can radiantly illuminate with its “ideal color of youth”.

    Immediately Visible Effects

    With its dual “skin smoothing + illuminating” action, Rénergie CC Multi-Lift beautifully smoothes and evens out the skin. The skin immediately appears firmer and denser. Skin tone is harmonised and evened, its color is corrected and the face is illuminated. As if smoothed, skin visibly catches the light. 


    And to complete your Renergie regime, here is the entire range: 

    A focus on RÉNERGIE MULTI-LIFT

    In 2012, Lancôme reinvents cosmetic lifting.

    Always ahead of its time, Lancôme has pushed the boundaries of beauty even further and invented a new approach to cosmetic lifting.

    Thanks to Structural Biology, our Research teams present a new interpretation of cutaneous architecture. For the first time ever, the skin is considered as being composed of 5 interconnected and interacting layers: epidermis, dermo-epidermal junction (DEJ), papillary dermis, reticular dermis and hypodermis.

    In this architecture, our Research has highlighted 10 key connectors – including 5 that had never before been targeted by Lancôme – essential to tighten the skin layers. Our Laboratories have also developed Multi- Tension technology, introduced at the heart of the formulas from the Rénergie Multi-Lift range, to stimulate* these 10 key connectors.

    A remarkable innovation for visibly younger-looking, smoother and firmer skin that appears “lifted”. Skin that beautifully reflects light. 

    Taking this a step further, Lancôme has created a new, modern skincare gesture: the “instant illuminating color corrector”. A firming and smoothing effect combined with all the coverage and correction of a BB for skin that catches the light.

    A high impact trio for spectacular rejuvenating action:

    Rénergie Multi-Lift, complete skin lifting care with 5 layer technology A skincare treatment designed to tighten the skin, formulated with Multi-Tension technology in order to act on 5 skin layers.

    Rénergie CC Multi-Lift, the new smoothing skincare with a light-enhancing effect
    The power of Rénergie in a slightly tinted formula for skin that appears firmed, smoothed, immediately and visibly illuminated, and as close to its ideal color as possible.

    Rénergie Yeux Multi-Lift, instant eye contour rejuvenator
    The iconic duo eye care that offers 6 visible actions for an immediately rejuvenated and illuminated eye contour. 

     

    I will have a review of the Renergie CC Multi-LIft in a couple of weeks.  Stay tuned! 

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    January 09, 2013

    Shu Uemura Singapore: 30 ICONS AT GENEROUS NEW PRICES

    CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF BEAUTY 30 ICONS AT GENEROUS NEW PRICES

    December 11th, 2012, Singapore – “ Creating something that universally beautiful, that is art...”, with this vision as his motto, 30 years ago, Mr. Shu Uemura opened his 1st boutique in the trendy Omotesando district in Tokyo, ever since; this boutique has been considered an art store to demonstrate the brand’s spirit and philosophy.

    From its first footprint, shu uemura has become a well-known international beauty brand with presence in 17 countries today.

    In January 2013, in conjunction with our 30th anniversary, we are pleased to announce the price adjustment of our most beloved icons. We would like to take this opportunity to thank and reward our customers for their loyal support and invite more people to join our shu uemura family by pampering them with our generous new prices.

    *: new prices will be effective starting from January 1st 2013 in all authorized shu uemura points of sale in Singapore (DFS and Changi Airport shu uemura counters are not included). 

    Happy Shopping with the new prices!  :)

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